In this new edition of his bestselling book, Bill Rogers brings together contributions from practising teachers that suggest ways to tackle disruptive and challenging behaviour. Bill introduces and comments on each chapter, setting out key principles for behaviour leadership in the style that makes him such a popular author.
There are numerous case studies drawn from practice, each showing how the teacher manages the situation and what the outcome was: these examples from practice highlight the difference teachers can make to their students' behaviour, attitude, self-esteem and peer acceptance. Chapters look at: finding a way back from inappropriate behaviour; dealing with very challenging behaviour on a daily basis; creating a peaceful school and developing positive practice.
New material in this book includes:
- new case studies
- more analysis of actions taken and skills used when managing challenging behaviour
- a new chapter on working with confrontational and angry parents
- opportunities for reflection, to encourage discussion with colleagues
- managing anger in ourselves and our children
The direct, practical and inspirational nature of these accounts will resonate with all teachers and school support staff working with any age group. Based on the everyday experiences of the teachers who have written them, these are teachers' accounts offering sound advice and guidance to fellow professionals.
All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to the charity World Vision and their children's education programmes in South East Asia.
BILL ROGERS IN THE UK!
Dr Bill Rogers will be lecturing in the UK and for schools, authorities and universities this autumn 2017, mid-September to mid-December. For details of events, or to book Bill in to do training for your organization, please contact Lora Rogers at [email protected] See his website for further information http://www.billrogers.com.au
'Well edited and short, the essays are easy to read and fit in to a busy life…The honest and thoughtful reflections of the teachers provide a sense of hope that prosocial behaviour is achievable and not a dream!' - Youth in Mind
'It's easy to see why Bill Rogers is revered by generations of teachers across the world. The stories assembled here are compelling and reflective. They will provide a stimulus and support to teachers 'cutting and chipping themselves into the shape of the key which will have the merit of unlocking the minds and opening the hearts' of the pupils they teach. Bill's overview and commentary will as usual resonate with schools and teachers. It deserves a place along with his other books in the staff library. Any one of the case studies here, along with Bill's observations, could form the basis of any school working group examining the issue of 'behaviour'. It's bound to lead to an improvement among pupils parents and staff. And it will help teachers at the end of their tether both preserve their sanity and extend the tether!' - Sir Tim Brighouse, Advisor, Hamlyn Foundation and Visiting Professor, Institute of Education, University of London